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I have been working in special education for the past 17 years, holding different roles at Patcham House School.

I worked with the LA to set up the Connected Hub, a year 11 PRU provision for pupils at risk of becoming NEET. I am passionate about SEND education and hold high aspirations for all SEND learners. I am privileged to work with such a skilled team, dedicated to improving the outcomes for learners.

I have a keen interest in curriculum innovation and ensuring pupils receive a personalised learning experienece in order to fulfill their potential. 

I work closely with the other Heads of School to ensure we are delivering high quality education to our pupil cohort. I am also part of many networks with other head teachers across the city and am a rep on the Emotional Health and Well Being Board, and the Adoption Reform Strategy Group and the Schools Forum.

Gayle Adam

Interim Executive Head of the CDP Federation. tel. 01273 551028


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CHRIS FISHER (Head of Maths and I.C.T.)


I have worked in teaching for 16 years before settling here at Patcham House; where I am head of Maths and ICT. ‚Äč

I also help run the ICT Club Wednesday.



JILL MOss (Assistant Head Teacher)


I have been teaching here at Patchamh House for over 14 years. I am now the Assistant Head, and head of the Physical Education department. I also run the Jamie Oliver cookery course. 

I am in charge of all school trips and visits, as well as being the designated Safe Guarding lead here. 



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AbBi Town (Early Help Coordinator)


Abbi Town is our Early Help Coordinator for the CDP Federation. Abbi can support and advise families and pupils in a variety of ways, short or longer term.

Abbi is contactable via the school office.




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JANET DAVIDSON (Office Administration)


I work in the office: monday-thursday 8.45 am - 4.15 pm and fridays 8.45am-3.45pm.

I am one of the first points of contact for the school and enjoy helping parents/pupils and everyone else with there enquiries .

I am also responsible for the school newsletter




JANE DAVIDSON (Office Administration)


I work in the office doing general reception duties. I also am also the Annual Review and Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) co-ordinator, and put together the student Timetables.




SIOBHAN JUSTICE (Assistant business manager)


I have worked here for 3 years and am now the  Assistant Business Manager for the school. 



NICKY ROBSON (Head of Science)


I have worked here at the school for many years running our highly succsessful science department.

I also run the pupil lead School Council as well as organising many of the school wide activity days.



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Claire Banfield (Head of English & Film Studies)


This is my 2nd year working here at Patcham House. I am currently teaching English Functional Skills and Film Studies with years 10 and 11.

This year we are introducing practical drama study into our English lessons. 




REBBECA HUME (Data and digital Manager)


I've worked at Patcham House since 2008, and for the CDP Federation since 2011. I work on data reporting and analysis, management information systems, and quality assurance. I am particularly interested in the use of new technologies to support pupils, parents/carers, and staff.

Patcham House is a National Support School (NSS), specialising in supporting schools to develop their SEND provision. I work part-time as research and communication officer for various 'Schools Supporting Schools' projects that the NSS manage.

I work Monday to Wednesday.






I have worked at Patchamhouse School for 22 years.

I am a teaching assistant in Art and Creative arts, and am also the Arts Award leader, teaching year 10 and 11 , which can result in a GCSE grade.

I oversee the students and volunteers from colleges and university's on their placements at Patchamhouse. 



CHRIS ELLIS (T.A.) Maths and Mentoring


I have worked at Patcham House for 15 years and have been the schools Mentor for a number of years.

I also support in Maths/Business and PE and I am the Schools Football Coach.







I have worked here at the school for nearly 20 years.

I support Maths, I am also the Exams Officer. 

I drive the minibus and take students from KS3 for Modules on a Friday and on trips out.

I don't work on Tuesdays.




JAKE CAROLAN (T.A.) Science, Music and ICT


I have worked here at the school for 4 years, and have developed through several roles and am now part of three departments; Science, ICT and Music. I also take some of our year 11s and 10s to Patcham High for lessons there. On Thursday I run iMedia with Year 10.

I also help with some of the maintainance and smooth running of the technologies here at the school, incuding the iPads, printers, computers and Website.

I work full time and help run the Music Club on Mondays and ICT club on Wednesdays.



SALLY GRANT (H.L.T.A.) supporting in P.E


As well as supportting in P.E. I am also lead role in Pupil and Staff mental health looking at resilience and how to create a more resilient environment. I also have a role in looking at Sensory needs and Motor Co-ordination, and I am one of a team of First-Aiders.






I have worked at Patcham House for 22 years. I work with the KS3 nurture group and am currently training for Attachment Leader.

I currently support a pupil at Patcham High once a week.



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Elvis (The Patcham House Dog)

Hi, my name is Elvis and I am the newest and most helpful member of the Patcham House teaching team.

I look forward to meeting and shaking a paw with you all really soon!!